Volleyball Faces McDaniel in Semifinals – CC Tournament Match Notes

Volleyball Faces McDaniel in Semifinals – CC Tournament Match Notes

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CC Semifinals
Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019
F&M vs. McDaniel | Baltimore, Md. | 3:30 PM

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Series Record: MCD Leads 34-32
Streak: F&M +1
Last F&M Victory: 3-1, Oct. 10, 2019
Last MCD Victory: 3-0, Nov. 3, 2018

CC Finals
Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019
Semifinal Winners | Baltimore, Md. | 1:00 PM

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CC Tournament

Franklin & Marshall recorded a 9-1 record in Centennial Conference (CC) play this season to earn the second seed in the CC Tournament. The playoff berth extends a 12-season appearance streak that is unmatched by a Conference opponent.

The Diplomats enter the 2019 Tournament looking for their fourth title. F&M has made 19 Tournament appearances and holds a 9-7 mark in the semifinals.

In the other Semifinal match, top-seeded Johns Hopkins will face the winner of Haverford/Swarthmore at 1:00 p.m. Saturday.

Series History 

For the fourth time in five seasons, the Diplomats are slated to play McDaniel in the CC Tournament. Franklin & Marshall defeated McDaniel earlier this season in a rematch of last year's CC Tournament Semifinals. The Green Terror won the playoff matchup last year. Allison Franke, Nicole Carey, and Grace Maggiore all picked up double-digit kills when the two faced off in October this year. 

Last Week

The Diplomats swept Lancaster Bible College, 3-0, on Wednesday. Nicole Carey led the way for F&M with eight kills for F&M. Recap.

F&M fell to No. 7 Johns Hopkins, 3-0, on Saturday. Allison Franke notched three service aces against the Blue Jays. Recap.

Among the Leaders (CC)

Grace Maggiore enters the week third in the Centennial Conference with 8.86 assists per set and fourth in the CC in total assists with 789.

Allison Franke is sixth in the CC in kills per set with 2.88 K/S.

Amy Mullen's .291 hitting percentage is fourth in the CC. Franke is not far behind, eighth in the Conference with a .273 hitting percentage.

Record Book Watch 

Grace Maggiore has 1,107 service attempts, second in program history and 51 away from becoming the all-time leader. Maggiore also has 153 career service aces, 12th in program history and seven away from entering the top-ten all-time.

Grace Polisano enters the week with 864 career kills, 12th in program history, and 30 away from entering the top-10.

F&M currently holds a team reception percentage of .909, the third-best mark in program history.

Maggiore Reaches 2,000 Assists

Grace Maggiore recorded 30 assists against Neumann on Wednesday, Sept. 4 to put her over 2,000 career assists. Maggiore became the eighth Diplomat to cross the 2,000-assist threshold, and the first to reach that mark since Allison Edelstein '17.